Three Things; Spotlight – Fused Glass June 2015

Fused Glass at Shore Cottage Studio

This weekend we welcomed Carol to the studio and Laura hosted a two day Miniature Fused Glass Seascape course. Carol had never tried glass fusing before and was keen to get going.

Course Participant working in the studio

Carol working in the studio

Soon she was surrounded by glass in all colours and textures and got stuck in designing her first pieces.

Course Participant on Fused Glass Course

Carol Happy with her necklace!

Carol brought with her some long thin stones she had collected on her travels which she wanted to make something with – she just wasn’t sure what. She made some long thin piece of fused glass and Laura suggested mounting them alongside the stones using jewellery fixings. The necklace was finished by some chunky navy blue cord.

Fused glass and stone necklace

Carol’s new necklace

Here is a close up of the necklace.

Fused glass by course participant

Fused glass pieces by Carol

Carol made lots and lots of pieces of fused glass over the weekend including these pieces which were destined for frames or pendant fittings.

More Fused Glass Pieces by Carol

More Fused Glass Pieces by Carol

Here is even more fused glass by Carol, these pieces are to be left unframed to handle and contemplate.

framed fused glass seascape

Framed fused glass seascape

A framed piece of fused glass backed with one of Carol’s watercolour paintings that she brought with her for inspiration. Beautiful!

Framed Fused glass and sea glass

Framed Fused glass and Sea glass

These smaller seascapes have been framed alongside sea glass nuggets which echo the colours chosen.

So what did Carol think of the course?

“Thank you so much Laura! I loved the glass course and really want to carry on doing it now. I arrived with absolutely no creativity and ended up taking pieces home that I’m really pleased with. You have the most beautiful studio to work in and Sue, Laura and Kris are so great. Thanks I loved the two days.” (Carol, Hoylake)

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